Authorities Identify Four of Five Killed in French Camp Car Accident
FRENCH CAMP, CA (March 15, 2021) – Authorities named three of the five people killed in an accident in French Camp Thursday, March 11.
The San Joaquin County Coroner’s Office identified the victims as 42-year-old Lorinda Jones, 33-year-old Nathaniel Clifton, 7-year-old Phylis Clifton, and 1-year-old Major Clifton. All were Tracy residents.
The fifth victim, a man, has not been publicly identified.
All five victims were in a 1997 Toyota sedan traveling southbound at a high rate of the speed. The car then made an unsafe turning movement when it went off the freeway. As a result, it struck a tree and a road sign. It also knocked down 50 feet of chain-link fence between the freeway and Harlan Road.
First responders pronounced all five dead at the scene. A GoFundMe has been set up for possible funeral costs.
Investigators said the three people in the backseat of the vehicle were not restrained at the time of the crash.
Driving under the influence was suspected to be a factor in the accident, which remains under investigation.
During this difficult time, we express our most heartfelt condolences to the families of Nathaniel Clifton, Lorinda Jones, Phylis Clifton, Major Clifton, and the unidentified victim.
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